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  • Baltimore City Circuit Court Halts Jury Trials Amid COVID Surge
    Former Baltimore prosecutor turned defense attorney Roya Hanna said she had three criminal jury trials set between the first of the year and early February. Little did she know that all scheduled jury trials would cease for the next month due to skyrocketing COVID-19 infections across Maryland. Effective on Dec. 29, 2021, Chief Judge Joseph…
  • Early November Data Suggests Trend in Violent Crime Continues
    As the middle of November approaches, data from homicides that occurred during the first 11 days of the month show a trend in violent crime that is set to continue. Data shows that the November homicide count for the city, spanning the first 11 days of the month, was lower, by one homicide, than October,…
  • Homicides Decrease by 1 in September
    Baltimore Witness data shows one less homicide in Baltimore in September from August. According to Baltimore Witness data, there were 27 homicides recorded in Baltimore during the month, one less than the 28 homicides recorded in August. The location for two of the homicides in September were not provided by the Baltimore Police Department. Along…
  • Alleged Murderer Denied Bail
    A Baltimore man, who allegedly shot a victim 10 times almost two years ago, was denied bail on Sept. 22 at the Baltimore City Circuit Court. Davon Douglass is charged with first-degree murder as well as firearm use in a violent crime and firearm possession with a felony conviction. He was previously convicted on assault…
  • July Homicide Count Just Shy of Prior Month
    Baltimore Witness recorded 28 homicides in the city of Baltimore from July 1 to July 31, 2021, just shy of the 30 homicides recorded in June. The majority of the recorded homicides occurred in the Eastern District for a total of seven, followed by five homicides in both the Southern and Western districts and four…